Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to quit his j ... More >>
We all wondered how Police Commissioner Ray Kelly would spend his time after January 1, when new mayor Bill de Blasio is sworn in, and Kelly's replacement Bill Bratton takes his spot. Golfing with Michael Bloomberg in Bermuda? Freelance stop-and-frisking? In a New York magazine profile published ear ... More >>
You may want to check the certificate of authenticity for your Stegosaurus skeleton. Yesterday, a Florida man pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling dinosaur skeletons. Don't be alarmed if you were unaware that dinosaur bone-smuggling was an issue because we didn't know either. But yesterday's guil ... More >>
We recently got word that Unique Product Enterprises -- a Rego Park, Queens-based biz -- advertised and sold "numerous" items containing DOG fur, according to an investigation conducted by the Humane Society of the United States. Of course, selling fur from man's best friend is kinda illegal, as p ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court And President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience
Cocaine, but not this cocaine.The Coast Guard announced they intercepted and seized a semi-submersible vessel, its five-man crew and 7.5 tons of cocaine. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection airplane spotted the fiberglass semi-submarine and a Coast Guard cutter caught up to it off the Caribb ... More >>
Think of the grossest thing you can come up with. No, not that. Not that either! Ew, dude. Yes, the grossest thing is reaching up into a drug mule's rectum and removing drugs they've stored there in an attempt to smuggle them hassle-free through airports. Thanks to modern technology, the good pe ... More >>
Flickr/Miss NingyouDon't choke!European candies may be all the rage right now, thanks to Sockerbit and London Candy Co., but there's one sweet treat that's a bit trickier to find than other Euro imports: Kinder Surprise Eggs. That's because unlike the tots across the pond, American kids are ... More >>
Saleh/U.S. Customs via Daily NewsThe Daily News reports that federal agents at JFK Airport have seized a bunch of acrylic cats used to hide more than $9 million worth of pure opium, which is exciting on two levels. First, that opium smugglers are operating actively! Second, that they might be ... More >>
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Operation Streamline Costs Millions, Tramples the Constitution, Treats Migrants Like Cattle, and Doesn't Work
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Federal law gives gay citizens with foreign partners tough choices: Leave the U.S. Lose your love. Break the law.
Today in immigration news, Mexican President Felipe Calderon called Arizona's immigration law "partial and discriminatory"; a second grader is all too eager to tell Michelle Obama her mom doesn't have papers (Mrs. First Lady, who was just there to talk obesity, recovers with bureaucratic fine ... More >>
The government's determination to deport old-school rapper Slick Rick knows no bounds
In search of New York's most elusive drug
Your extensions look hotexcept maybe for the roots
A Russian arms merchant funnels money, guns, and dope through the United Arab Emirates
The spread of racial profiling since 9-11
Magazine Returns From the Grave, Suing
Butterflies and Bombers
Russell Harding Cleaned Upbut Didn't Know It
How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
New York Cops Vow to Crush Violent Protest at World Economic Forum
Voices From Long Islands Anti-Immigrant Conference
Wife of U.S. Anti-Drug Commander Nabbed in Smuggling Case
Convicted Felon Sells Home-Brew Drugs Online
Wingers nail Veep
According to the FBI and Israeli Intelligence, Semion Mogilevich Rules Over an Arms-Trafficking, Money-Laundering, Drug-Running, and Art-Smuggling 'Red Mafia'